FC Barcelona easily reach the round of the last eight. In the 5-1 draw in the second round match against Olympique Lyon, the four-time winner of the Champions League only has to tremble for a short while to progress.
With a playful brilliance, FC Barcelona has reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the twelfth time in a row. On Wednesday evening, the hosts combined in front of 88,000 spectators in the home Camp Nou playfully easily to a 5: 1 (2: 0) success. 18 minutes into the second half, Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho set the tone for progress in the opening 45 minutes after the first leg went out 1-0. Lucas Tousart made a 58th-minute equalizer, before Messi (78 ‘), with his 20th double in the premier class, Gerard Piqué (81) and Ousmane Dembélé, the Frenchman’s first defeat in the Champions League – teach season.
Barcelona took over the initiative from the kick-off and took the first chance through Messi after four minutes. The pressure paid off after 16 minutes. Jason Denayer fouled Luis Suárez very messy, the penalty due Messi lolled in Panenka manner into the goal. Thirteen minutes later Coutinho completed a splendid combination with Suárez.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messis shot is blocked by Lyon’s Leo Dubois (left).
Messi and Suarez miss the decision early
Messi and Suarez could have forced the pre-decision with other high-profile opportunities, but they failed to substitute goalkeeper Mathieu Gorgelin, who had replaced the injured keeper Anthony Lopes after 34 minutes. Lyon, meanwhile, found Moussa Dembelé (20) only one chance in the first 45 minutes before Barça’s goal, guarded by Marc-André ter Stegen.
After the break Barcelona tied to the achievements of the first half. Three minutes after the restart, Messi again had the preliminary decision on the foot, but his lupine was still scratched by the line. But Tousart’s first goal of the season brought tension again. After a few minutes of shock, Barça combined to further opportunities, the Messi, Piqué and the former Dortmund Dembélé used to deserved success.
Barcelona’s Gerard Pique celebrates his goal.
Barcas black series
Barcelona is fighting in the quarterfinals against a black series. Since the last time winning the premier class in the 2014/2015 season was in the coming years for Barça in the round of the last eight teams always over. Lyon has quite different problems. As current third in the Ligue 1, the team would not automatically qualified for the upcoming season of the Champions League at the end of the season.